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Mar 17, 2011 5:00pm EDT
filed charges in this bizarre case. abc2 news, jamie costello joins us with the very latest. jamie. >> police arrested and charged 23-year-old gordon jenkins with attempted murder. he is charged with arson, attempted murder, and assault. police were called near north point where they found the 47- year-old teresa hamel outside badly burned. her son entered the room and started choking her. she managed to get out of the house. hamel is in critical, but stable condition right now at hopkins bayview. no bail has been set. jamie costello, abc2 news. >>> thanks a lot, jamie. >>> a carol county woman is calling on police to file charges, claiming a bully assaulted her son on the school bus. abc2 news, jeff hager joins us now with more on the allegations being raised. jeff. >> west newman, it's what happened on the bus that finds his mother seeking justice now. a fourth grader on that bus allegedly grabbed wes from behind when he was taunting another child, playing keep away, and choked the second grader to the point where he couldn't breathe. the school nurse wrote a report, but the sc
ABC
Mar 21, 2011 5:00pm EDT
cops were called yesterday morning. the little boy shot himself in the face using the handgun. police now have been working with the atf to trace the history of the weapon. it isn't registered. now, they have to rely on his family to answer questions about the gun including why it was in house and loaded and not secured. >> this young child found a gun and was playing and accidentally tragically shot himself. we want to know how this happened >> reporter: so as the family comes to terms with the death, they have a lot of explaining to do with the police. as for charging, the city police say it's too early to say. >>> city police are investigating the murder of a city employee at a gas station. they were at a club in woodlawn and another followed them as they left the club. they stopped at a shell gas station. apparently, a fight broke out. one was stabbed to death. >>> and now, the latest on the police involved shooting from friday night. the police have identified the suspect as a 23-year-old. the detective was shot in east baltimore friday night when he confronted the man on his bik
ABC
Mar 15, 2011 5:00pm EDT
indoors after an explosion and fire. abc2 news jamie costello joins us now from the interactive news center with the latest. the situation is changing by the hour? >> reporter: by the second. it's 6:00 now in japan. i want to direct you to our special earthquake section. at abc2news.com you can find all the latest information on this massive earthquake. then of course to the tsunami. now we're worried about radiation. it's spread from four reactors in the nuclear plant along japan's northeast coast. despite there have been some stories today of success. traffic stretched for miles. as panicked citizens try to flee the area surrounding the stricken fukushima nuclear facility. this man says nobody tells us, the citizens, what is really happening. fire broke out at the reactor number four while an explosion at reactor two prompted fears, cracks in the containment vessel allowed radioactive material to seep out. >> i think we're very close to the point of no return. they are not ready for the eventuality of an uncontrolled breach of containment. >> reporter: the situation is so seri
ABC
Mar 10, 2011 5:00pm EST
that work here are used to this happening. first of all, the one car -- well, that driver didn't make it out, but most did. that's the real issue. most are used to it happening. up north in mount washington, they've evacuated the mount washington mill. that's because the jones falls runs next to it. they're worried that the water could inundate the cars. there are no reports of injuries and the evacuation in the area was voluntary. that area in mount washington was mandatory. most are used to the situation and they managed to get their cars away. i just got off of the phone with an official for the baltimore city fire department who says that the only other problems are on eager street. that's a manhole where the water is coming down on eager street. the 400 block is that area. that's an area they're looking at and the areas here near the jones falls and north in mount washington. they're the areas of concern now. the water's not coming up highier than it is now. it seems to have stabilized at a highier level than it would normally be. we'll get back to you with new information as we get it.
ABC
Mar 22, 2011 5:00pm EDT
type of gas power device be used in a small space like a home or garage. roosevelt leftwich, abc2 news. >>> carbon monoxide is known as silent killer. it has no smell. some symptoms include headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting and chest pain. however, those symptoms are also for other medical conditions so you may not know you've been exposed until it's too late. your best defense, have a carbon monoxide detector in your home. they sell for about $20. >>> now to the latest on the so-called east coast rapist. aaron thomas pleaded not guilty today in connecticut. police arrested thomas earlier this month based on dna evidence. he's believed responsible for rapes and other attacks on 17 women over seven years. at least one of the alleged attacks happened in maryland. thomas told investigators he started committing the crimes in 1991, when he was 19 years old. >>> a carroll county man can be held criminally responsible for attacking his wife with a hammer last march. a judge ruled a mental condition may have played a role in anthony somogyi's attack on his wife but the evidence is not eno
ABC
Mar 28, 2011 5:00pm EDT
include protections for patients, allow patients who use marijuana to treat medical conditions to use a medical necessity defense in court. medical marijuana is legal in 15 states as well as the district of columbia. >>> drinking wine in maryland could become much easier but with like everything, it will cost you more. last week lawmakers passed a measure to legalize shipments of wine directly from wineries to customers. they also pushed a new tax on alcohol sales. the house and senate both gave tentative approval last week to the wine-shipping bill. the governor says he will sign the shipping bill if it reaches his desk. >>> friends and family said a final goodbye to a marine who made the ultimate sack fast. services today in winchester for staff sergeant james madikowsky. he will be buried at arlington national cemetery with full military honors on april 7th. he leaves behind a wife, two sons, she's expecting another child and parents and a sister. >>> it's been three months since 16-year-old phylicia barnes disappeared and police still don't have any clues. barnes was from north ca
ABC
Mar 1, 2011 5:00pm EST
will use satellite technology to track location of offenders as they continue to live in the state. maryland chapter of civil liberty's union opposed live time gps tracking because of the following. >>> the fate of same-sex marriage in maryland is uncertain again tonight after two lawmakers walked out during a scheduled vote on the proposal. one of the lawmakers is delegate carter. the baltimore democrat said she skipped the vote because she wants $15 million in funds sent to city schools. the senate approved the bill last week. governor o'malley says he will sign the bill if it does reach his desk. >>> taking a look at your money. the cost at the gas pumps is up once again. national average price for a gallon has now reached $3.38. that's up more than 19-cents in one week. the new prices is the highest ever during the month of february. and also the second highest one-week price jump in history. largest weekly increase came after learn katrina when prices rose 50-cents in one week. >>> if you are looking for the lowest gas prices in your neighborhood log on to abc2news.com. click
ABC
Mar 2, 2011 5:00pm EST
us to lock step. it's not possible sometimes. >> reporter: late today, she said she was ready to vote, she wanted to draw attention to other issues. >>> well, the u.s. supreme court reaffirms the right to a free speech. we're live with more on the victory for the controversial west burro baptist church. >> reporter: well, the protests outside of funerals -- where they say that military deaths are god's response to acceptance of gays. the supreme court ruled 8-1 that the first amendment protects the first amendment by the church. they tossed out a $5 million judgment to the father of a marine. snider died in a humvee accident in 2006. a week later, publicity seeking church members stood outside of his funeral waiving science, saying god hates america. tonight, a reaction from the member of the church. >> soldiers are tieing for the sins of the nation. you have to put away your sins and mourn for your since. shutting us up wouldn't change that. >> now, they're going to quadruple the next military protest. you've sounded off all day long. here's what some are saying. the decision sungs -
ABC
Mar 16, 2011 5:00pm EDT
to save their country. jimmy joins us live from our interactive newscenter with the latest. >> i will direct you to our website right now as we follow the latest development out of japan. on this special section, we have the american red cross, youtube video, the crisis, but the tweets that we are getting, you just cannot take your eyes off of it. it's very interesting. it has been coming in from like ryan seacrest, starbuck is donating. you have to be very careful because some of these are very opinionated. again, read that. now let's get to the news of the day over in japan. let's roll the story. >>reporter: a fire broke out at reactor number 4 for the second time in 24 hours sending radiation levels soaring. you can see a big hole in the reactor, large portions collapsed. and there may now be damage to all three containment vessels meant to prevent the radiation from escaping. >> we may have to bury these reactors and concrete justly -- just like chernobyl. >> japanese have suspended operations. radiation levels were deemed even too dangerous for the 50 that have remained ever
ABC
Mar 9, 2011 5:00pm EST
where the family used a propane heater. we'll have more at 11:00. jamie costello abc2 news. >>> thanks, jamie. remember to stay with abc2 news and abc2news.com for the very latest developments on this story. you can sign up for breaking news alerts by clicking on the e-mail alerts on our home page. >>> get ready lots of rain is headed our way. the possibility of some flooding in areas. let's check in with meteorologist wyatt everhart who has the first forecast. >> kelly, we've been watching this slow moving storm system as it's crossed the united states arriving into the western part of the state. let's take a look first at our current flood watches and advisories upstate wide. this is going to be a long lived watch and advisory that's going to be in effect throughout the night and into the day tomorrow. where you see those lighter, if you look closely they are sort of lighter i guess the best way to determine slightly different shade of green here along the chesapeake bay. these are also areas that have not just the flood watch for the rain tonight and tomorrow but also a coastal fl
ABC
Mar 29, 2011 5:00pm EDT
ledge agreed to give information on her kidnapping and murder as part of that plea deal. >>> u.s. department of education has fined virginia tech $55,000 for waiting too long to alert students during the 2007 shooting rampage. the amount was the maximum fine for two violations of the federal act that requires the timely reporting of crimes on campus. the department found virginia tech violated the law when officials waited two hours to notify the campus after a gunman shot two students in a dorm. he killed 30 others two hours later just after the alert went out. the university plans to appeal the decision. >>> the supervisor of 13 city employees facing gambling charges has been suspended. le the workers are accused of drinking and shooting dice during work hours. authorities busted up a pay day gambling game last week after someone alerted the city inspector. the supervisor not there was suspended without pay. the workers face misdemeanor gambling charges, also suspended without pay. one worker is charged with assaulting one of the investigators. >>> the senate is working on the
ABC
Mar 31, 2011 5:00pm EDT
is the registered owner of the firearm. jeff hager joins us with the latest details. >> major anthony brown watches over fox trot, and even hostage negotiations. but one of his personal handguns landed in the hands of a local businessman. >> the same week baltimore's top cop. >> availability of handguns on our street. >> another weapon has fallen into the wrong hands and this was owned by one of the police commissioners top commanders. a burglary at the mexican restaurant triggered the investigation. >> there was a gun in that office tucked away in a closet, which was in a box. the suspect stole that gun and through the investigation, we learned the firearm was registered to a baltimore police commander. >> how the major's gun ended up in the hands of nicholas ramos lies at the heart of the probe. ramos wife refused to go on camera, but robbers struck the restaurant twice in recent years. so the gun was simply a means of protection. police say there's no record of the gun sale and major brown never reported it stolen. >> actions speak louder than words at the baltimore police department. it is
ABC
Mar 4, 2011 5:00pm EST
to be used later. >> reporter: the trio illuded the police for months before a victim caught them in the act stripping down a car inside the garage. the police arrested a 24-year- old. a pair of illegal immigrants were also arrested. the burglaries appeared to be anything but random. >> one of the main players would receive orders from people he knew that needed certain parts. he would go out and search the region and search for the parts. >> reporter: the alleged ring leader is released on $35,000 bail. the county police turned his accomplices over to federal immigration authorities until the investigators can sort through the scores of victims that lost thousands of dollars worth of equipment from their cars. >>> the police say that a search of the suspect's homes turned up a wealth of stolen equipment. >>> well, new tonight, the police arrest a 15-year-old -- arrested a 15-year-old and two others are on the loose. the police say that three forced their way into a home on liberty road yesterday afternoon. the homeowner fought off the suspect and was able to escape. he flagged down a police
ABC
Mar 3, 2011 5:00pm EST
-mart and toys r us and to pay for his starbucks. >> he eluded to us that there could be as many as 100 victims in this case. >> for now, investigators have only tied him to three victims. but once his other customers check over their credit card bills, on average, totaling as much as $1,000 a piece. >> i think i would know if it's $1,000 is missing from an account. i mean, i would definitely know. but i will check my statement. >> makes me think twice now about, you know, even using a debit card. >> investigators say they traced the skimming test to tran after they showed the victim surveillance pictures of the suspect making credit purchases and she identified him as the man who does her nails. >> reporter: even though he faces 22 charges, including fraud, theft, and identity theft, he spent a few hours in police custody before posting $10,000 bail. jeff hager, abc2 news. >> don't forget, abc2 is working for you to make sure you don't get scammed. log on to our website. click on the money tab and click on scam alerts for all the very latest information. >>> new tonight, the social secur
ABC
Mar 14, 2011 5:00pm EDT
kuebler joins us with more on the developing stories. brian kuebler has more. >> reporter: amanda likely faces several surgeries while the owners likely will face several violations. county authorities say the american bulldogs that attacked 7-year-old amanda mitchell were put down this morning. at the owner's home today no one wanted to comment on what looked to be dog collars were delivered to the house. baltimore county animal control says it had the consent from the owner to destroy the two males. >> the dogs have been euthanized and they've been sent to the state laboratory for rabies testing. we expect the results back shortly. >> reporter: it's standard procedure after an attack like this weekend. baltimore county police say she was riding her bike saturday evening when the two bulldogs escaped from the yard of a neighbor and attacked her. she suffered severe facial injuries, her mother, who suffered injuries of her own tells us she will most likely need several surgery surgeries. >> she couldn't holler. >> reporter: doctors say amanda will recover but it's a savage attack. the ow
ABC
Mar 23, 2011 5:00pm EDT
in the murder of keon dobbs. it happened on songbird circle. roosevelt leftwich joins us with the very latest >> reporter: police are still trying to piece together exactly what happened to this young man here. folks in the area say the victim and his family had not lived long in their community. police detectives were going through two homes that are right on the corner where the kid was shot. police say the shooting happened late yesterday afternoon after what they think was an argument between the victim and another teen. folks who live in that area say that the teens in this area frequent that particular corner after school on most days, but they are surprised something like this happened. >> i was down to the dumpster and when i came back police cars an ambulance blocked up songbird. >> this happened 2:30. they would be in the corner, they probably just talking for half an hour and they would be gone you know. >> reporter: detectives are still searching for clues or any leads in this case. if you have any information please caught baltimore county police. roosevelt leftwich abc2 new
ABC
Mar 7, 2011 5:00pm EST
cracked the case after the women used credit cards to purchase gift cards and cameras caught their imagings. >>> the suspected of the east coast rapist case was in court today. there was a campaign to find him last week. we have more on the man who describes himself as dr. jekyll and mr. hide. >> reporter: he's suspected of rapes 17 women. he asked why haven't you picked me up sooner when he was arrested last week. today, wearing glasses and a cap, he appeared in actct courtroom -- in a connecticut courtroom. he said he has a dr. jekyll and mr. hide personality when it comes to women. the investigators searched the home where he lived with his girlfriend and his 5-year-old son. >> he was not talking to people about what he was doing. he let the time lapse between them, he left the community probably after he committed the act. >> reporter: authorities linked his dna to the attacks. the bond was set and he tried to hang himself on saturday in his cell and he was returned to jail after a brief hospital stay. >>> all right, thank you, james m. tonight, the police are searching f
ABC
Mar 11, 2011 5:00pm EST
. the u.s. is sending help as generators provided back up to the cooling system. >>> now, we understand that the radiation levels may have surged. there are thousands of americans in japan and up until now, they've seen no reason to evacuate them. abc news, reporting, now, back to you. [loud siren] >>> a reporter resort -- a reporter recorded the alarms going off in hawaii. warnings were issued for 20 countries and including the u.s. west coast. >>> our coverage of the earthquake in japan continues tonight. waves continue to hit hawaii and the west coast. here's the latest. >> reporter: the tsunami warnings are issued for the pacific including the west coast of the united states and the hawaiian islands. >> i don't think this is going to be something that has huge effects here in terms of wiping out the coast. it certainly is quite a danger. >> reporter: in hawaii, residents wasted no time on getting in line to fill up on gas. sirens wailed, warning of the coming waves. >> we heard about the watches and we're trying to get gas. we want to be safer than sorry. >> reporter: by 3:00 a.m.,
ABC
Mar 18, 2011 5:00pm EDT
up. the u.s. won't deploy ground troops. the only goal is to protect civilians. france says it's making plans to deploy planes into the region. >>> police officers in frederick are looking for a robber. jeff hager has more. >> reporter: well, when the unidentified store manager entered the store after 5:00 this morning, someone followed her inside. a coworker and a delivery man found her suffering from a gunshot wound. they performed cpr and the efforts to save her life were invain. >> we're not releasing how many rounds were fired. at least one wound and she was pronounced dead on the scene. >> reporter: at this point, the police don't know if the killer is in the area. if you saw anything that may help the police, call them. that is -- >>> tonight, the police are trying to track down an arsonist. firefighters responded to a 911 call at an apartment call where someone set fire in the hallway of a building. thick black smoke filled the units. >> i was leaking -- leaning out the window. i was getting ready to -- jump. the smoke was so bad. >> the same arsonist may have set other
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Mar 24, 2011 5:00pm EDT
. at least with global warming, we have 25 years before the roof caves in on us. >> the lecture series was dedicated in december of 2010. the chief officer of anne arundel health systems was honored. >>> we're learning more about the air traffic controller who fell asleep leaving pilots to land on their own. >>> plus, many of us use the box fans to keep cool in the summer months. now, one company is recalling the fans. we'll let you know more. >>> there's a program that will let you share your pictures with someone next to you and that's not all. we'll tell you about the color app. if we don't have tourists here, then there's no need for the umbrellas and chairs. we've been renting umbrellas and chairs here in gulf shores and orange beach for 27 years. yeah, i live on these beaches, day in and day out. we were starting to get ready for the season and then we heard the news and we didn't know what to expect. bp said they were going to clean it up, help people impacted. they kept their word. the beaches are clean, our snowbirds are happy, my employees are busy. we're getting equipment re
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Mar 25, 2011 5:00pm EDT
's chargeed with wire fraud now. the u.s. attorney's office says that he and others would lure people into long term leases for cars. the contracts for the rentalling a sis were short term. they had to return the cars later. now, he and another face 20 years in federal prison. the investigation isn't over. the secret service is involved an there could be more people duked in the scheme. if you're a victim, contact the secret service locally. we'll have more on the story, taking a look back at his past tonight at 11:00. joce sterman, abc2 news. >>> remember, abc2news.com is your place to protect yourself against a scam. go to abc2news.com and click on scam alert and get the information you need. >>> a man is in police custody after a barricade incident ended peacefully. the officers surrounded the home and the man who was armed was holding a woman inside. the police put a nearby school on lock down and shut down streets in the area. fortunately, no one was injured. >>> tonight, the police need your help to find four suspects accused of beating up a man after an accident. take a good lo
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Mar 30, 2011 5:00pm EDT
after the father was inside the home in the 2300 block. jeff joins us with more on her story. >> stephanie rowlings planned to join through the community walk. she won't find any welcome mat awaiting her at the home where 18-year-old jonah died from multiple stab wounds. today the teen's mother is blaming city leaders for the violence that cost so many children their lives including her own. >> the city is burning down. we're losing our kids left and right. it's not acceptable. and somebody better bring this to justice. >> her mother says she had a 2- year-old daughter, in hopes of becoming a nurse. we'll have more from the victim's mother more at 6:00. >>> and edge edgewater, and it happened in the 2700 block of casio block. apparently a deputy was trying to serve 44-year-old michael beach a court order. he allegedly pulled the weapon and charged at the deputy. beach then barricaded himself in the home. police say beach covered himself after several hours police finally arrested him. tonight, he's in chef trauma. the deputy was treated and release. >>> officials at pescola h
ABC
Mar 8, 2011 5:00pm EST
costello joins us with the latest. >> reporter: the 3-year-old shaniah and 7-year-old tyquan have been found, they are safe now but it's a paperwork battle and the courts will have to get involved. it scared us when police told us when the children last seen last tuesday with their biological mom near lexington market. police say danielle wiggins took the children from the foster mother. the custody was awarded of the son to the mother and the girl to the father. the children are safe, sound and it's now up to an attorney to decide where the children will go next. the state's attorney's office is looking into this to see if there should be charges filed. jamie costello, abc2 news. >>> a suspect is in jail in connection with the disappearance of two girls later found safe over the weekend in woodlawn. rape charges are being faced tonight. they disappeared sunday and later found along rolling road. one is being held at the baltimore county detention center, bail set at $500,000. >>> a little chilly at times this morning but we saw a nice rebound weatherwise through the day. and maryland'
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